Chesapecten jeffersonius Say 1824 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Alternative combinations: Chlamys (Lyropecten) jeffersonia, Chlamys (Lyropecten) jeffersonius, Pecten (Chlamys) jeffersonius, Pecten (Lyropecten) jeffersonius, Pecten jeffersonius

Belongs to Chesapecten according to T. G. Gibson 1987

See also Gardner 1943, Glenn 1904 and Ward and Blackwelder 1975

Sister taxa: Chesapecten (Chesapecten), Chesapecten (Christinapecten), Chesapecten coccymelus, Chesapecten madisonius, Chesapecten middlesexensis, Chesapecten patagonensis, Chesapecten santamaria, Chesapecten sayanus, Chesapecten skiptonensis

Subtaxa: Chesapecten jeffersonius septenarius

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (25: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of United States (4: Maryland, Rhode Island)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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